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2018 Oscars: Guillermo del Toro Wins Best Director Award For The Shape of Water


El director Mexicano Guillermo del Toro has won the Best Director at the 90th Academy Awards for The Shape of water. This was Del Toro’s first nomination as director and one of 13 for The Shape of Water, the most of any film this year. With this win, he becomes the third Mexican filmmaker in the last five year to win best director. In 2014 Alfonso Cuarón won it for Gravity and Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman in 2015 and The Revenant in 2016.

The Shape of Water stars Sally Hawkins as a mute cleaner working in a cold war-era lab facility, who bonds with a sea creature being kept there. Del Toro was the strong favorite in this category has taken a string of major awards this year, including best director at the Golden Globes and Baftas, as well as winning the Directors Guild award.

¡Felicidades Guillermo del Toro!

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